Squier VMJ 5 Mods
Ok, so I have this idea. I want to get a new Squier VMJ 5 and customize the crap out of it. The plan is to add a buckeye burl top to the body and headstock. Basically a cheap Mayones ripoff. If I run the body through the planner to remove roughly 1/8-3/16, and if I can get a piece of burl at around that thickness, it should work (in my head, at least). The headstock will probably involve mostly sanding to get thicknesses where I need them. I really don't know how I would seal it all, though. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I would like to keep it with a high gloss finish, but I don't know what to use. I know my way around woodworking, but not on a luthier's level.
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